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Take a stroll down the iconic Brooklyn Bridge and surround yourself with an inspirational look into the city. Brooklyn is one of New York City’s five boroughs, situated on the western end of Long Island. Known for its eclectic music and arts scene, Brooklyn is a must see city. A vibrant hub of excitement, it is always booming with activity. Cheer on the New York Nets from the Barclays Center, test out the Ferris wheel at Coney Island, or stroll through the almost six hundred acre Prospect Park.

A culture deeply rooted in history, Brooklyn has something for everyone. The world-class arts, history, and architecture have made Brooklyn one of the most exciting and culturally diverse cities in New York. Recently, Conscious Magazine has made its way to the shelves of Barnes & Noble in cities such as Brooklyn and we could not be more excited. In celebrating the nationwide release of Conscious Magazine, Team C. would like to applaud other like-minded businesses that inspire the #changetheconversation movement.

Whether you are a Brooklyn native or find yourself in NYC for the weekend, make sure to stop by our favorite conscious driven businesses located within Brooklyn.


Brooklyn Roasting Company
Start your tour of Brooklyn off with an amazing cup of coffee. The Brooklyn Roasting Company is committed to offering the best quality fair trade, organic and rainforest alliance certified coffees and espressos. Much more than a coffee shop, Brooklyn Roasting Company has an eco-friendly atmosphere. Believing in “green thinking” the shop utilizes recycled materials, refurbished equipment, and good old- fashioned friendliness. So make sure to kick back and relax with your favorite cup of coffee, while also taking in the beautiful views of the city.

Brooklyn is home to the socially conscious business, STATE. Committed to empowering youth and making a viable impact in the lives of children is the company’s mission. STATE was created to address the immediate needs of children in America living with challenging and sometimes debilitating circumstances. For every STATE bag purchased, the company will hand deliver a backpack, which is packed full of essential tools to prepare a child for success. Every STATE bag purchased will allow you to help a child reach their fullest potential.

Owl and Thistle General Store
Looking for a local Brooklyn favorite? The Owl and Thistle General Store has everything you need in ethical and fair trade gifts. Step into the old fashioned themed store located in Crown Heights and you will find unique hand crafted items. Stressing the importance of products that make an impact, the shop offers an abundance of ethically sourced goods. The Owl and Thistle General Store also offers a variety of sewing and craft classes, so grab some friends and get creative.  

With headquarters located in Brooklyn, Amplify is at the heart of New York City’s thriving tech community. Creating innovative digital curriculum is the company’s specialty. Through their customized technology, Amplify is empowering teachers to offer more personalized instruction and individualized attention. The company also believes in the importance of giving back to their local Brooklyn community. Employees are encouraged to give back through a volunteer time off program, which allows them to contribute to a charity or nonprofit organization.

A non-profit that doubles as a superhero supply store….this is every child’s dream. 826NYC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students from the ages of 6-18 with their writing skills. In true superhero fashion the nonprofit is hidden behind a shelf, which is located within the Brooklyn Superhero Supply CO. An adventure at every turn, the room is stocked with superhero apparel and the essential tools to combat evil villains.

826NYC and the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company are run on a volunteer basis with all proceeds benefiting the tutoring program. Embracing creativity, 826NYC is an amazing organization to get involved with. Volunteers are always needed and encouraged to help with skill building exercises and writing programs. So grab a costume, your favorite superpowers, and lend a helping hand in the Brooklyn community. For people outside of the Brooklyn area, there are still opportunities to get involved through donation efforts and purchasing your favorite superhero gear online at the Brooklyn Superhero Supply CO.

Enjoy Brooklyn and while you’re there, pick up a copy of Conscious Magazine at Barnes & Noble!

267 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

106 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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